He went on decline that he is planning to follow Harmonize’s step by having his own Record Label “Bite Gang”.
International deejay, DJ Fully Focus has started 2020 with a bang! Focus has released the song “Rush” which he features Kenya’s Nyashinski, Tanzania’s Vanessa Mdee and Uganda’s Fik Fameika.
In short, Focus has brought East Africa together.
“I spent the last decade curating & breaking African music to the world. Now I’m spending the
next decade also making it,” he said in a statement
Check out the song;
Tanzanian gospel artiste Martha Mwaipaja has confirmed that she and her husband separated over what she termed betrayal. She said this in an interview with fellow singer Christina Shusho.
“I separated with my husband like two years ago. I am not there to try, I have already decided and people cannot be together if they don’t understand each other,” she said.
“Many married people nowadays are just living and not understanding each other. You will later find yourself giving birth to kids who don’t have grace.”
Asked whether it’s separation or complete divorce, she said, “I don’t have the time to just separate. We have lived together for so many years, and if you see that you are going to fall into a pit, there is no time to give each other time. That’s where you decide. I have done my decision. “
The two were blessed with a child, whom Mwaipaja says she has been taking care of since they parted ways
“I was the one who got myself in and also got myself out. Anyone who knows that person will clap for me, but whoever doesn’t know him will point fingers at me,” she said.
“I could have died. I thank God for protecting me from death and betrayal. He was a man of God and the churches he had have all been closed. If it’s not God, people might have buried me by now.”
The “Naiona Kesho” and “Nifundishe Kunyamaza” hitmaker says the making of these two songs was when she was at her lowest.
“A time reaches when you wish you could die or get lost, but when those words came to me, I was filled with Grace. If you see me crying, know that God has fought for me,” she said.
“Marriage should be respected by all, but the husband or wife should not make you wrong God.”
Kenyan songstress Nadia Mukami has been nominated for the HiPipo awards as the Best Kenyan Act for the hitsong “Radio Love”
“I’m grateful for being nominated and that’s like a big milestone for my career. I keep growing and getting better every day because thats my first out of Kenya nomination and it means I’m doing well. I’m super excited and I hope to win”
Mukami has promised fans even bigger things this year “I’ve started the year on a high note because I got signed to a new management called Sevens Creative Hub which is amazing and are getting me deals. I have an EP coming up and I’ll let fans know when. It’s gonna be big”
This is the 9th edition of the awards with nominees coming from over 20 sub-Saharan and North Africa countries.
The Music Awards will go down at the Kampala Serena hotel on 14th March.
Gospel singer Gloria Muliro has been motivating and encouraging her fans through her social media.
The “Narudisha” hitmaker has become a motivation to many not only through her music but also through her words.
Here are ten quotes derived from her social media that you should know
ONE: Remember the five simple rules to be happy: 1. Free your heart from hatred. 2. Free your mind from worries. 3. Live simply. 4. Give more. 5. Expect less.”
TWO: The bad news is time flies. But, the good news is you’re the pilot.”
THREE: “Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left.”
FOUR: “People who love themselves come across as very loving, generous and kind; they express their self-confidence through humility, forgiveness, and inclusiveness.”
FIVE: “Most of us need to be reminded that we are good, that we are lovable, that we belong. If we knew just how powerfully our thoughts, words, and actions affected the hearts of those around us, we’d reach out and join hands again and again. Our relationships have the potential to be a sacred refuge, a place of healing and awakening. With each person we meet, we can learn to look behind the mask and see the one who longs to love and be loved.”
SIX: You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.”
SEVEN: “No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.”
EIGHT: Dance above the surface of the world. Let your thoughts lift you into creativity that is not hampered by opinion.”
NINE: “Just focus on what’s important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don’t turn out, just take another shot.”
TEN: “Being Youthful means you are experiencing a time of vigor, energy, and zeal. Through this period of transition, we learn a lot and discover ourselves in so many amazing ways.”
Tanzanian music producer Man Water has accused singer Ali Kiba of not paying for all the songs that they did together.
Water has however said that he has held onto the unreleased songs but Kiba re-did them.
He told Azam TV’s Buruan Muhuza “Apart from the songs “Seduce Me and Mvumo Wa Radi” we had many other songs. I have the songs but they have not been paid for. I am a businessman and if you haven’t paid me, I can’t give you the songs.”
He went on to expose Kiba for going behind his back and re-doing the songs.
“Something I don’t like is that I have heard them being repeated somewhere else and I am the source of the songs. That’s why sometimes there are problems between producers and artiste and people decide to just keep quiet. What if I release the original songs, it’s better a half loss. If I decided to release the songs on my youtube channel, then they are mine.”
Ali Kiba and Man Water have been working together for a long time till rumours went rounds that the two had split.
Whether the songs Man Water has withheld will be released or not, it will just take time for fans to find out.
Founded in 2009, The Art of Music has been in existence to promote the performance and appreciation of art music in Kenya and use it’s transformative power to change lives, particularly of those living in underprivileged areas of the country.
The focuses is on two programmes. Firstly, Ghetto Classics, a community programme that involves over 500 children in Korogocho and thousands more in satellite areas around Nairobi, Kiambu and Mombasa through the Link UP project. The second is a musical and leadership training programme, The National Youth Orchestra of Kenya (KNYO). This is a music ensemble that brings together talented young musicians from all walks of life in the country.
These programmes have been generously supported through donations from individuals and organisations that believe that “Making Music can Make A Difference.”
The discipline, teamwork, focus and commitment that the children learn from being musicians and playing in an orchestra has translated to their school and home lives, making Ghetto Classics and KNYO students stand out above the rest. There has been an improvement in grades and this is particularly so in the Korogocho programme as all the children are self-motivated to stay in school and are assisted with their fees when necessary.
These students have had their horizons widened because of the exposure that they have gained. They have played with children from totally different backgrounds and they have had outstanding experiences in concerts that they have been a part of, or watched. They have also traveled to different places in the world with some going out to as far as the United States and Europe to perform with other musicians. All these wonderful opportunities have come, thanks to music.
On the 30th November 2019, The Art of Music will be holding their 10-year anniversary fundraising concert featuring Ghetto Classics, The National Youth Orchestra of Kenya (KNYO) and the Safaricom Youth Orchestra alongside, Polish composer JIMEK and the Swiss Mexican pianist Jorge Viladoms, who have both generously donated their time and expertise to be part of this concert.
The tickets cost 10.000Ksh per person and includes dinner. It will be held at the Trademark Hotel.
Willy Paul has for long refused to state whether he is still singing gospel music but I think we can safely say he is into secular music with his new move.
The man has pulled a Sauti Sol and decided to do a music video that will feature nvde women in it. I know Ezekiel Mutua must already be seething and frothing.
The ‘Hallelujah’ singer teased the video of his new song called ‘Bure Kabisa’ a reveal that shocked most people. His caption for the song read;
THE BEAUTY OF THE EYE CAN BE SO DECEIVING, INSIDE NI BURE KABISA!!! NEW SONG LINK IN BIO
I can’t post the link here but all I can say is that even Jamaican and Black American artists will be blushing when they see the nvdity on the song. Go to his page and see it before it’s pulled down!
Some of the comments are below;
simwathebarber Willy Willy n Sawa 2
nikki_miri What’s this
nicole_nabintu @ongeri.daniel money is devil 👿,ladies decided to stay naked 🙆♀️
jay_burton_ Ii Mutua hatakubali🙌🙌🙌🔥😂😂😂😂😂😂
jay_robertz @jay_burton_ itakua banned before its even released
zakayokanandili @jay_burton_ 😂😂was about to ask the same way mmmh hii 🔥🔥🔥though let’s wait and see
filbertleonorah Wee Willy mshenzi sana uliikuja kwa kuimba gospel saiv shetani ashakuteka
mtu_wa_makamo @filbertleonorah Sometimes shetani tunamsingiziaa
charohnjeri77 Huyu Willy paul alienda kwa mchawi yupi huyo akamharibu hivi vyote 🤔
nderitucharles258 Khai baba
innojay mnyamaaaaa pozzeeeee🙌🙌🙌
mercy_de_cute mbona wapo uchi😢😢😢😢😢😢
Even though I want to hype the music video, I think this whole affair is much ado about nothing. My hunch is that Willy super-imposed his ‘Bure Kabisa’ audio on the video with his intention being to garner as much publicity as possible for the song’s debut. The song most likely has another family-friendly video.
Say what you will about Pozze, one thing you cannot deny about him is that he is a genius at marketing…Himself.
I recently spoke to MCA Tricky and the comedian was very forthright about some certain aspects in his life. The comedian whose fanbase is rapidly growing is currently on a tour in many counties in Kenya.
Mr. Tricky admitted that he doesn’t compete with any person in the comedy industry. How could that be considering that there are bigger names in the industry like Churchill and Eric Omondi? He said that he felt that he needed to push himself by growing his brand and that only happens if he keeps on interacting with his audience.
The comedian said that he admired himself in the comedy industry. His reason for the humblebrag was that he learns something from each and every other comedian in his industry.
But the artiste explained that he did have someone that he looks up to in life. Who could that be? ‘I admire Diamond the most in life. That guy is daring. He believes he is a Michael Jackson even though he can’t match those heights but he still tries to do it,’ said the entertainer.
And how did he have such a great estimation of the Tanzanian singer? Had they met? The comic said that they had met a few times and although they weren’t deep conversations, one could see the work ethic Diamond had.
And who did he support between Diamond or Zari considering he has also engaged with Zari in the past and that the two exes have been engaged in a nasty back and forth the past few months? MCA was very diplomatic in his answer saying that he did not mind supporting Diamond as he and Diamond had similar dreams.
Wendy Waeni was all over the news last week after her famous interview on JKL live. The famous gymnast shocked many viewers when she claimed that her ex-manager, Joe Mwangi wasn’t doing right by her and her mother.
Wendy had claimed that she hadn’t received money for performances she had done from her manager. She also alleged that he had also taken possession of her social media accounts refusing to relinquish them.
Magdaline Syombua was with Wendy Waeni in the Radio Jambo studio on Monday and explained that she used to receive small amounts of money from her daughter’s ex-manager, Joe Mwangi.
Syombua said Mwangi used to go with Waeni to events and even meet up with politicians who would give them tokens such as money. She told host Massawe Jappani;
I am very proud of my daughter and happy about it, but I am disappointed she never used to get what she duly deserved. Some time back, they used to go out together for events, they would even meet up with honourables who would give them money. So he used to give me small amounts, like KSh 20,000, then he would keep the lion’s share.
Wendy’s mother claimed that Joe would get angry whenever she would ask her about the rest of the money. Her admission somewhat contradicts Wendy’s claim that she never received a cent from Mwangi despite having travelled the world for several shows.
Her sentiments were echoed by her mum who said the ex-manager took all the money Waeni used to make during her shows. But Joe in a quick and tough rejoinder while being interviewed on Chipukeezy’s show on Ebru T.V denied the claims, saying that he only travelled out of the country once with Wendy.
And that was to Rwanda where he claims he received only Ksh. 100k from the mother.
When you gong to a club there are some habits that you should avoid to have a good time. They include;
Mixing drinks can really put your liver at risk. It can lead to vomiting as it may tamper with your digestion system. It is advisable to take such drinks in dilute form with either water or a soft drink.
Leaving your items unattended
You should be careful with your items especially your phone and cash. Not everyone goes to the club with good intentions. Other go with intentions of stealing from the drunk people, so more reason you should be careful.
Wearing high heels
If you love dancing, wear comfortable shoes. Six inch heels are cute to look at, but you won’t be able to dance.You could even fall and break your ankles if drunk.
Taking stranger’s drinks
Taking someone’s drink that you don’t know is to dangerous. Someone can either poison you or even drug you so as they can harm you or even steal from you.
Taking too much alcohol
We are constantly told that too much consumption of alcohol is harmful to ones health. When in the club, it’s important to limit how much you drink, plus also know the limits because of your health and your security too. If you get too drunk chances are that you may black out and in the process people can take advantage of you.
Addiction is one thing that most people have found it hard to say goodbye to. These are some of the celebrities that have struggled with addiction and managed to get over it;
Angelina suffered from depression which pushed her to drugs hoping to feel better.‘ I did almost every type of drug in existence.’ She said this referring to it as the dark moments in her life. She however managed to fight this by surrounding herself with people that could add value to her life. She changed her way of living and adopted children after she became an actress.
Robert Downey Jr.
He went through a lot as he fought his life through drugs. The actor was sent to prison and forced treatment for quit sometime. He also spent a whole in hospital and he finally made a decision to stop using drugs and since then his life changed.
She got to do drugs because she was confident enough during her performances on stage. This grew into a habit up to a point that she forgot lines of her own songs on stage. She also noticed that her voice was becoming a mess as days went by. She later on had a surgery that made her to stop doing drugs completely.
Drew became a drug addict at quite a younger age. She was taken to a rehab clinic for 8 months due to the overdose drugs consumption. After she left the clinic her life changed and she became a model and a part-time waitress. She hereafter became a mother and a studio owner.
The actress started to take drugs as a solution of gaining courage in her performance. She was helped by a close friend that engaged her in yoga classes and many other more encouraging sessions which helped her leave alcohol.
The musician’s life revolved around drugs and sex life. His life changed after he met his second wife who made him see the better part of living a healthy life.
She began her drug life after she became famous and rich. She was even denied her parental custody of her sons because of the drug abuse. This made her change her way of living and did away with drugs.
Elton saw drugs to be a way of doing away with his shyness.In the year 1975 he almost lost his life because of an overdose. This made him to go to a rehab clinic and changed his lifestyle completely.
Samuel L. Jackson
He became a drug addict in his youth life. He was taken to a rehabilitation center where his life changed after his wife and daughter visited him at one point and he confessed to them that he was a drug addict. Since then his addiction to drugs came to an end.
Diamond is so popular that even his family members get exposure because of him. One of the people who has gained immensely from her association with him is his half-sister Queen Darleen.
Queen Darleen who likes dying her hair blonde or white has disclosed that she once used to sleep with older men for money.
Darleen who is also a musician said she once dated and slept with married men in a bid to get money as she was young and broke.
She was speaking on her brother’s radio station, Wasafi FM, and said that she dated sponsors because she was young and naive.
She also explained that she only did it because girls of her age were fond of the vice;
You know there is a time in your life you feel hot and young and could do just about anything for the sake of it. So yes I dated an old man and he used to give me money but that time passed, I am no longer that person. So I would not like to talk about the issue anymore because now I’m in love with another man, in my age group.
Her revelation comes at a time when countless people have been asking questions on whether she is straight or gay?
There are some examples of prominent celebs that have had pasts that were not so glorious.
Cardi B the female rap sensation who blazed onto the world stage in 2017 with her monster hit Bodak Yellow has spoken about her past as a stripper.
She even said that she used to drug and rob some of her clients!
But look at where she is now? One of the biggest pop stars in the country!
Akothee is one woman who inspires many women and girls alike.
Her ‘take no prisoners’, ‘gung ho’ and ‘my way or the highway’ attitude have earned her many fans and critics alike.
What impresses many about the single mother of 5 is her will to not only survive but also thrive and make it against all odds. Which she has done splendidly!
But it seems that even the iron lady is proving that she might be human too! She recently posted a cryptic message on her Instagram page detailing how she needed to take a break. She wrote yesterday that her Cologne show would be her last ‘due to very sensitive issues within my organization’.
She added that she needed to fix herself first because she felt that if she didn’t take that radical step that she would lose everything as a mother, an artist, an entrepreneur, an entertainer, and as a mentor.
She went on to say that she could not motivate her followers if she was broken and down. The singer also went to explain that the trip to Europe had been eye-opening for her as she realized that the path she was on would lead her to an early grave.
She, however, showed that her fighting spirit was still indomitable saying that she would take the hiatus to fix her troubles. Could the enterprising singer be a victim of burn out as she alluded to in her post?
Akothee was twice last year admitted to hospital and given compulsory bedrest for fatigue.
She isn’t the only celeb who has had issues of burnout in her career. Kanye West was famously hospitalised in 2016 for exhaustion in 2016. The ‘love lockdown’ singer was also suffering from sleep deprivation.
Are you Kenya’s biggest music connoiseur? Do you know your jams well? Can you tell the name of a song just by listening to one or two or three seconds of it? Do you have Songa by Safaricom on your phone? Fancy winning up to 1 million shillings this November. Here’s why Songa By Safaricom is looking for you!
It’s Kenya’s most exciting promo at the moment and everyone’s obviously over the moon about it. If you’ve got an Android smartphone, then you need to get in to it. Christmas comes early with #SongaNaMili and it’s actually very very easy. In fact, it’s so easy that if you’re good with music, you could win a cool 1 million shillings. Let’s get in to it!
How to play
First, be sure to have Songa by Safaricom on your mobile phone. If you don’t have it yet, click here to download from Google Playstore.
Now, every day at 7.00AM, 9.00AM, 11.00AM, 4.00PM, 6.00PM and 7.00PM, tune in and listen to either Kiss 100, classic 105, East FM, Radio Jambo, Gukena FM or XFM for the 1 second hook. There will be one (1) new daily clue about what the song might be and you can submit your entry by downloading the Songa by Safaricom app which has over 2 million local and international songs.
On the app, you could search for your million shilling song and call in to your favorite radio station, share it and see if you’ve won the cash.
Remember, the cash grows by KES 10,000 every day. It could reach KES 1 million!
Maureen Tinnie listened in and found the secret song after a diligent search. She won a cool KES 76,000/= after she submitted her entry on Kiss 100 where she heard the promo.
You could be next!
J Blessing is currently making headlines after he brought out his throw back video of when he was an artiste. The now celebrity music producer released the song Rise, something he says is a prayer answered.
“Few years ago this was my prayer and God has done more than I prayed for. Believe and have faith in God, not man. #risejblessing” Blessing wrote on social media
In the video, Blessing is in the character of a hustler who working in the ghetto with his Mkokoteni. He also goes ahead to translate what he says in French.
Watch the video:
Check out what fans had to say:
kennedykrezi: I still know all the lyrics to this song lolYou just made me believe in the glow up and that everyone has their timings
bushydaprincea wise person the other day told me . one day youll have a story to tell. but tell your story when you are a millionaire.
betty_kwamboka02: God’s timing is the best yes God above everything 🙏🏼
djgazaking: Hii ngoma uliperfrom pumu sana nikikuwa hadi na cd yake noma sana
nixx_o.n remember watching ths pale gospel hour😂😂😂😂
francis_voxin I’m very sure despise and rejection from people hit u really hard during those days. True or false.
seinletema Yes HE HAS. All glory to HIM.
kriserroh Kesho post my favorite. You rock man…been a journey.
b4mpictures Kweli umetoka far
brazah_254 Heeee watu utoka mbali
innocentgke Haiya! Didn’t know you used to sing @jibrilblessing
jbeejura Wow this is incredibly inspiring
kezikezaya Awwwwww I feel like crying…. May God continue blessing u….
simormusic Now it’s Evident you come from far….. Bless bro @jibrilblessing
shirogititu Wow!!see God…. He never disappoints… He says align yourself with me… I’m the vine…ask whatever you shall need and I’ll give…. He’s faithful… Kwa kweli umerise ☺ 👏… And it’s all 4 God… @jibrilblessing
chris_zanoti Hii song inafaa kupigwa remix… Itainspire wengi zaidi.
redemptionmusiq I respect you baba umetoka mbali
directorritchie Nilipo kuona kabinti nilitenda dhambi zaidi
signature_kenya bro si hii song ulitusumbua nayo.. Hapa ndio @steaisha aliacha kudance @jibrilblessing but @m4jmusiq254 aliniambia hii song uliibia @bahatikenya…. Sijataja MTU hapa
jibrilblessing @signature_kenya 😐 nikiimba @bahatikenya was not even thinking of music. @m4jmusiq254 kuja ujibu mashtaka
steaisha @signature_kenya hapa was starting dance🙏😂
kevnericsofly @jibrilblessing hii ngoma #Rise naikumbuka sana back in the days n it truly inspired me. Your life now is inspirational
patience humbledJibril Blessings umetoka mbali sana aki🙏
It’s big, it’s much anticipated and it’ll be streaming exclusively on Songa By Safaricom all day every day today, Thursday 26 July. Renowned, singer songwriter Eric Wainaina, is set to launch his new album “Dreams in Stereo” tomorrow, Friday, 27th July.
That’s almost six years after releasing his last album, Love & Protest.
Remarkably, new guest artists have also been announced for the event including ‘Samalina’ hitmaker Tetu Shani, Urban Kikuyu folk singer Ayrosh, The Nairobi Philharmonic Orchestra and the phenomenal Songstress Sage Chemutai. This event can only be described as an electric night of music and colour!
“Dreams In Stereo is my best studio production effort to date, and with a very personal touch.” remarked Eric Wainaina
“It is also strongly influenced by my musical theater passion and from a deep well of personal influences that go beyond my iconic Kenyan music roots.” he continued
“Dreams in Stereo picks up from where Love + Protest left off an echoes where I have been artistically speaking,” says Eric. “But at the same time it is an even more personal and intimate album in many ways, where I felt freer to just be myself. It also explores a wide range of musical genres that are close to my heart. It definitely puts me on a new trajectory musically and creatively, and you’ll be seeing a lot more of this new direction in the months to come…in a way like you’ve never seen me. Stay tuned for a lot more to come.”
The “Daima” songwriter hopes the new album will epitomize the creative evolution he is currently undertaking, aimed at shaping his presence as a global artist.
The new album features hit singles such as Okay, Don’t Bury Me and Hallelujah People. All currently available for streaming on Songa By Safaricom.
The album also features some of Kenya’s popular singers such as Kagwe Muigai, Blinky Bill, Kendi Nkonge, as well as veteran artist, John Nzenze, renowned for songs such as “Angelike” and “Habari za Nairobi”.
Other local artists making significant contributions to the album include: Aaron Rimbui, Allan Wanjohi, Marvin Maveke and Benjamin Kabaseke Masinde.
Dreams In Stereo, will stream exclusively on Songa By Safaricom all day on Thursday 26th July 2018.
Date: 27th July 2018
Time: 7.00PM – 12:00AM
Venue: The Elephant (3, Kanjata Road, Nairobi)
Tickets: Advance Tickets available at Ksh. 2,000 Gate Tickets at Ksh, 2,500
Payment via: Ticketsasa.com
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Richest local singer Akothee is busy helping her children discover their talents while some are sleeping on their jobs as their children trend for all the wrong reasons, #IfikieWazazi.
Yesterday, Akothee was one of the guests on the decorated 10over10 show hosted by Willis Raburu and Joey Muthengi on Citizen TV.
The mother of five attended the show attended with her three daughters and apart from promoting her new song Oyoyo, they talked about other things including advising the youth and single mothers out here.
Akothee the self-proclaimed president of single mothers, is a proud single parent and always showers responsible fathers with praises.
‘I wish all fathers were very responsible like your Dad,’ Akothee showers mzungu baby daddy with love on son’s birthday
“Bangaizaring with my uterus. Make your children your friends, let them see your struggles, share with them your sad and beautiful moments. They are the ones you are hustling for! Introduce them to the world before the world introduces itself to them! The world is cruel. I have come this far on my own! Without their father’s support and we are rocking private schools wanawake tunaweza hatuwezi?’ she wrote in part.
Akothee went ahead to advise single women to work hard fight for their children as mothers are the pillars of the society.
“Stop sympathizing with yourself and start working towards healing, get your energy back and fight for your life and your loved ones. Vesha Shaillan, Rue Baby and Fancy Makadia, thanks for the company. Any man who isn’t proud of you in public doesn’t deserve you in private, any behind the scene relationship has a dead end! Rejection feels soo bad and make you empty, tell me your fears I am here my love. I know I can’t fulfil all your desires, but your money is your first husband, work towards it. The rest will fall in place. Boys are available, husbands are rarely found, Iest you end up like your mom with 5 children and 3 father’s!, it’s not fun or easy just making fun out of it because I have accepted my status be patient 😂😂😂😂😂, being a single mother is like EBOLA or leprosy.”